Macbook mockup (new 13" iBook)

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    Compile 'em all

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    Don't know if this has been posted here before, but here it is anyway...I found it here
     

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    cwedl

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    Looks good, obviously the addition of latches may be a DIY job! Now where did I put my Gaffer tape? :D
     
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    ipacmm

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    It looks really good, I hope we see something like that when the new iBooks come out.
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    Maybe they'll go back to the original iBook and use spring-loaded hinges that just hold the lid down with pressure...
     
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    Josh396

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    Didn't they move the microphone next to the iSight on the new Powerbooks (I still refuse to call it Macbook Pro)?
     
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    DJMastaWes

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    That looks VERY nice!
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    I would hope Apple would do a different design from the iBook but its still a good mockup.
     
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    jamesW135

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    Come on Apple! I want one!
     
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    that looks like it would be too thin for an optical drive? :confused:
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I quite like it. It really sets the bar just a bit closer to the design of a powerbook.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the two-tone bottom, with gray and white. Other than that, it looks great.
    -Chasen
     
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    AlBDamned

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    That looks super clean and very Apple-esque.

    The name "MacBook" printed on the front is hideous though ;)
     
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    i'm wondering the same. how thin typically do optical drives and hard drives get? and i mean hard drives that still have space and speed, not iPods.

    the next iBook or iMacBook or MacBook Express or whatever is definitely going to be thinner than the current model, but i think this might be getting close to setting yourself up for disappointment. it is a nice looking mockup though.

    if you want to get really farfetched, maybe you could put the hard drive and optical drive in something like a mini server that would act as your wireless router, the laptop using flash ROM or whatever the stuff is for the OS and maybe like some middle-man buffer of sorts. essentially turning the laptop into something like an external wireless controller and display. then you could probably start getting it real thin, like, nothing's-under-the-keyboard thin. though it wouldn't be entirely portable. i think i'm just thinking of something that would only really work out in a dorm room.
     
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    dmw007

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    Looks good to me...my credit card is ready for whenever Apple releases one. :) ;)
     
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    I like it, though I am still going for the MacBook Pro.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Yea me too...wished they would make it all white or black or silver


    Bless
     
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    Abstract

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    Whatever. I hope they keep the casing plastic.

    I'm not even sure if they're gonna include an "iSight" with the new iBooks as rumoured. They need to keep some differences if people are gonna spend the extra dough, right? I also don't believe that there's only gonna be a 13" version out. I'd believe it much more if they said a 13" and 15" version was coming out, and a 13" and 17" MBP was going to be released as well.

    Anyway, nice design. I hope they keep those iBooks white, or even white and light grey like the iPod headphones or something.
     
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    i'm guessing the main different will be one core vs two. and that's plenty of reason to differentiate the two.
     
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    IMO, the IR sensor should be on top. Otherwise, that could be a really nice laptop. Make it 3 pounds and i will BUY. A superdrive would be necessary in a laptop that cost $1000.
     
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    cr2sh

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    I'm not sure why people think the iBook will get renamed. The imAc is still the Imac... the iBook doesn't include the word "power."

    No reason to rename it.

    :confused:
     
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    three pounds? A full featured (optical drive, IR sensor, BT/AE, isight, etc.), 3 pound, $1000 laptop? In our dreams.
     
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    Because "iBook" doesn't have the word "Mac" in it, and that's what they're going for.
     
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    cr2sh

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    Throwing the baby out with the bath water if you ask me.

    :)
     
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    Platform

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    It is nice....but what about a slight case renewal ;)
     
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    Mike Teezie

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    I think they are keeping the case designs similar for psychological reasons amongst the Mac faithful. Ease into this whole transition a toe at the time, not dive in head first.

    That said, I'm excited to see some updated form factors.

    I'm digging that 13' iBook mockup. Maybe I can hold off from the new Powerbook (I too refuse the name MacBook Pro) until these come out, and make a decision then.
     

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